International Rugby Coming to Chicago

By Nick Mantas Medill Reports At a news conference inside Soldier Field it was announced The Rugby Weekend will be held in Chicago once again. The last time Chicago hosted the event in 2016  sell-out crowds packed the Chicago Bears stadium to see their beloved country-men and women play rugby. Team members from Italy, New […]

Exploring school security in Lahore, Pakistan

By Patrick Martin Reporting from Lahore, Pakistan “We have our own weapons too,” Rana Mohammad said as he unwrapped the cloth surrounding a long-barreled revolver which he keeps locked in his desk. This high school principal has the number for the local police, the Punjab Highway Patrol and the local army barracks displayed on his […]

Resettled refugees face challenges in U.S. education system

refugee students in the US

By Marisa Endicott With the Syrian refugee crisis intensifying in Europe and debate stateside over the deportations of Central American asylum seekers, it is easy to get wrapped up in the ideological and political rhetoric instead of getting to know the day-to-day experiences and obstacles resettled refugees face. Access to education is a main hurdle. […]

H-1B Lottery: Foreign Workers’ Strategic Path to Immigration

By Yunfei Zhao International college students fully expect to go back home when they graduate — that’s the deal — except when it’s not. That’s when things get interesting for federal immigration officials running the H-1B visa program that allows international workers to take jobs at U.S. companies. Then, the deal is those jobs can […]

Missives from Mongolia: Chasing down the Ice Age

By Sarah Kramer The Altai Mounts of western Mongolia may be concealing secrets amid the splendor. The breathtaking alpine landscape could hold clues to how abrupt climate change might have impacted our ancestors— and how it may impact our descendants. This summer, a team of scientists, students and historians trekked through the hills and valleys […]